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Need help with recovery of files from my server!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Broc27, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    Hello there!

    I bought a mac mini server last year for my small company and used it to share files with my associates. Recently I realized how wasted this server was for simple file sharing between three persons so I decided to sell it to someone who would use more of its abilities. However I think I made a big mistake while doing this.

    Before handing the server to the buyer I copied all of the shared folders onto my iMac and then erased the HDD of the server. So far so good.

    Now my problem is that I want to transfer those folders to my Mac Pro (via firewire and target disk mode) and the system won't let me do it; it gives me an error every time (-41). Moreover the usual time machine backup for my iMac stopped working since the files were transferred on it.

    My suspicion is that permissions are doing this. I have hundreds of folders and files and on the server they had different permissions for different users. But this is just a guess...

    So, how can I transfer the files on my new Mac Pro? I need them, they represent a full year of work!

    Thanks for the help...
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    calderone

    #2
    Have you made sure the mounted drive from the iMac is set to "Ignore Permissions"?
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3
    Yes, it is checked, permissions (privileges?) are supposed to be ignored.
     
  4. macrumors member

    #4
    Someone on another forum suggested I try to transfer the files and folders in small batches. I tried and it mysteriously worked. I managed to transfer everything folder by folder; it was arduous but it did the job.
     
  5. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    #5
    System Error -41 represents a memory insuffient error.

    Code:
    mFulErr	Memory full (open) or file won't fit (load)
    this will explain why you could copy in smaller batches. :)
     

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